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Genie in a Vintage Bottle...

Posted by Sophie Crocket on

I have collected these babies for years here at Pineapple Retro, and have seen the prices soar! once upon a time the pressed versions would not sell for anywhere near as much as the blown ones, as they were so much harder to find.
These days the below orange pressed bubble design bottle fetches the same as the blown red equivalent. It seems the warmer colours are still more popular, but harder to find.


They were made in Italy in the 1960/70s and rarely have any clues to designers. Sometimes a sticker can be found still in place, but this is believed to be more likely an importers mark, rather than manufacturer?

The pressed ones sometimes have 'Made in Italy' impressed on the bottoms, and always a (more sensibly  a plastic bung, to make the stopper fit securely into the neck. The blown bottles never have this addition, and as they are hand blown, wobble and are pretty precarious. 

They are a lovely thing to collect, as even now, I am still finding designs I have not seen before, and love the look of them all together. American factory Blenko made similar pieces too.

Note: This item has since sold

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Sophie Crocket has over 10 years experience in sourcing & selling quality vintage & retro pieces.

With appearances on television, and her own home interiors featured in several popular magazines, her unique, colourful style is a fresh & vibrant approach to home decoration.

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